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Topanga State Beach

18700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5525
+1 310-394-3266
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Stopped by for dirt-bag shower after a bike ride in the Santa Monicas

I crawled in here after a suffer-fest bike ride in the heat of the Santa Monicas. There was easy... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Awesome spot

Great waves and not crowded. Parking lot right above the beach. Good spot for young kids to... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
McKinney, Texas
via mobile
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  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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18700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5525
+1 310-394-3266

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I crawled in here after a suffer-fest bike ride in the heat of the Santa Monicas. There was easy parking on the PCH, but there is also parking lot parking available.On a Monday afternoon the beach was pretty empty, may 15-20 people. There were some...More

1  Thank Unpossible
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great waves and not crowded. Parking lot right above the beach. Good spot for young kids to explore. Lot of surfers so be careful if you like to body surf. Some very talented surfers of all ages.

Thank rob24242013
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This beach is the ideal surfers spot, it offers parking and a surfers only beach, yes you are not aloud in the water without a surf board. The life guards will immediately whistle you out. The beach is kinda rocky and the swell is really...More

Thank AlexanderfedericoIV
Reviewed 10 July 2016

this area was nice. parking close to beach. nice swim area. it was a little windy and the ocean waves were high, but still a nice swim.

Thank Jacquelyn Y
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Topanga is one of my favorites; it sits right between Santa Monica and Malibu (proper) and is very easy to access without overcrowding. A swimming nook and also an area to surf all on the same terrain. If you are feeling that mid-day hunger, use...More

1  Thank napakettu7
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Parking is right by the road and with a 15 second walk you are on the beach. We liked the beach a lot and enjoyed the variances it offered with parts of it having smooth rocks and another part that was mainly sandy. It was...More

2  Thank kloverfield
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Another one of my favorite surf spots, the beach is beautiful so bring the family, there are rest rooms. Parking is slightly troubling unless you want to pay the full price.

Thank Vindens S
Reviewed 3 March 2016

It's a beach. There's sun and sand and usually plenty of parking. You can swim, use the restroom, bring a picnic, and relax.

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I stopped by here to watch some early, 6:00 AM, surfers last week before heading to the airport. It was very quiet, parking was easy. I parked along the PCH instead of in the provided parking lot.I would like to come back during the day.

Thank craigclark
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Topanga has a fun wave with the right swell it is way good. Breaks on different swells than malibu or sunset. Several different breaks/peaks: cove, inside section, top, and boomers. Crowded. Crowded with angry guys from the valley. Crowded with never great surfers that don't...More

Thank SanMo
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